Mark DeVolder

Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change management specialist and is one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions. Often in the spotlight for high profile transitions, Mark offered guidance for the ending of the NASA Space Shuttle Program, helped Colombian business leaders adapt to the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement and has coached industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions, some as large as $50 billion dollars. He is a change management and employee engagement specialist with over 19 years of experience in education and research.  His doctoral studies focused on the issues of unity, diversity and synergy. With this experience he brings extensive knowledge and understanding about human characteristics to each highly customised presentation, backed up by impressive business acumen.

Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change management specialist and is one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions. Often in the spotlight for high profile transitions, Mark offered guidance for the ending of the NASA Space Shuttle Program, helped Colombian business leaders adapt to the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement and has coached industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions, some as large as $50 billion dollars.

He is a change management and employee engagement specialist with over 19 years of experience in education and research.  His doctoral studies focused on the issues of unity, diversity and synergy. With this experience he brings extensive knowledge and understanding about human characteristics to each highly customised presentation, backed up by impressive business acumen.

Mark reveals why many change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals. With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, he shows leaders how to drive results to improve the bottom line. As an internationally acclaimed speaker, Mark has received the Top 5 Speaker Award in Business Management, Top 10 Speakers in Change Management and the Top 25 Speakers Award three years running.

He is the author of “Get Engaged! A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement” and “Unity in Diversity Through Synergy.”

To Mark, adaptability, innovation and resilience are essential to success in a world of exponential change. As such, he‘s dedicated his career to equipping and motivating leaders to harness the hurricane of change.

A globally recognised speaker on change, innovation, engagement and resilience, Mark engages audiences the moment he steps on stage. His cutting edge content, valuable take-aways, and entertaining audience interaction, are all illustrated by unstoppable humour and memorable stories. People leave with tools and a template to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplace and life.

Mark’s mission and passion is to help people and organizations adapt boldly, nimbly and quickly in the midst of exponential change.

 

Gross Keynote Fees

Mark DeVolder travels from Kelowna, BC, Canada.  His travel fee in Canada is $1500 CAD.
$2,000 travel fee in North America (includes air, ground and meals).  The client is requested to book the hotel accommodation at the venue.
Canada- $8,500 CAD
USA- $13,500 USD
International:  $25,000-$30,000 USD plus business class flight, ground, meals, hotel

 

Set up Requirements for Mark DeVolder

Checklist – Please provide the following:

__  Small floor fan on stage near the podium
__  Room Temperature- 68 degrees Fahrenheit / 20 degrees Celsius before people are in the ballroom.
__  Podium on stage
__  Wireless, clip-on microphone or headset
__  Handheld microphone for audience interaction
__  Wireless remote clicker
__  Count-down timer
__  Apple Mac Laptop- running Mac Keynote
__  Confidence Monitor visible from stage and placed at center stage
__  Confidence Monitor displaying Presenter Notes
__  Projection screen
__  Computer projection system and cables
__  Sound system and speakers for audio and video
__  AV technicians on site to set up and monitor the presentation
__  Glass of ice water

Presentation Description & Topics

Harnessing the Hurricane: Adapting Faster to Extreme Change

Change is constant, unpredictable and accelerating. Extreme change can – much like a hurricane – leave you dizzy, dazed and disoriented, as though the earth is moving under your feet. Even if you survive the storm, you know more is coming.

Change expert Dr. Mark DeVolder throws a lifeline to you and your team with tools and strategies he’s developed to clear away the fog. You will learn how to rewire your brain to adapt to change, anticipate future trends and persevere in adversity. Mark’s practical principles enable you to act boldly, nimbly and quickly in face of exponential change.

During Mark’s high-octane presentation, you will learn how to:

  • overcome change-paralysis and get mobilized through transitions
  • develop change-ready thinking and behaviours
  • overcome decision-quicksand, making smart-decisions, faster
  • repeat the cycle of success with the unstoppable power of resilience

Unstoppable Resilience:  Developing the Mindset of a Champion

Why doesn’t the fastest runner always win the race? Or why doesn’t the smartest person always get the best job? Because it’s not always the ones who “start out the smartest who end up smartest.” (Dweck) It takes more than natural speed, intelligence or ability to be a champion. It takes resilience. But resilience is not just for the elite with an Olympic gold around their neck. Resilience can be learned.

Mark shows leaders how to increase their grit, passion and purpose by developing the mindset of a champion. Mark’s best practices will help you cultivate determination, increase resilience and conquer adversity.

  • You will learn powerful lessons to help you: create a winning mindset of self-belief and unlimited potential
  • increase innovation and creativity through constructive nonconformity
  • expand tenacity and decision-making responsiveness
  • develop perseverance, positive attitudes and unstoppable resilience

On Fire!  Energized Together, Everyone, Every Day

We live in a VUCA world: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. It’s not surprising that leaders who survive, thrive and deliver in business today have one trait in common; they are resilient. But resilience is not just for a few; it can be learned.
Mark shares how to rewire your brain and increase neuroplasticity to spring through adversity, overcome obstacles and reinvent yourself. He reveals success strategies that enable you to adapt boldly, nimbly and quickly in midst of constant change.

  • Mark shows leaders how to: identify behaviors to increase engagement
  • re-ignite employee’s passion for teamwork, communication and innovation
  • build a culture of trust, loyalty and appreciation

Getting to Target Zero:  Engaging High Performance Safety

Hazards and obstacles abound in the fast and frenzied pace of business today. In the rush to stay competitive, people are increasingly tempted to take short cuts and sacrifice safety.

The most common barrier, however, is actually change itself. Some employees feel paralyzed by change, and when they feel paralyzed, they disengage. Without the ability or capacity to change, accidents can happen.

Mark DeVolder’s proven transition model enables people to accept new practices and let go of the unsafe past.  As people become Change Ready, their level of engagement rises. DeVolder supports this progression with his easy to apply strategy to increase clarity, competence, influence and appreciation.

During Mark’s high-performance presentation, you will learn how to:

  • get change-right and change-ready
  • defy change paralysis through Mark’s mobilized for safety approach
  • significantly reduce risk of accidents and liability
  • identify behaviours that enhance engagement
  • implement strategies to increase productivity, motivation and safety

Empower your employees to achieve “target zero.”

 

 

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Hear what others have to say

“If you get to work with Mark, you’re really lucky!” – Jim Carrick-Birtwell, CEO, ChangeBoard, Dubai. | Watch their video testimonial here

“Mark, you were nothing short of awesome!!!” – Maria Sharpe, Chief Personnel Officer, PepsiCo Europe

“We all left with tools to soar higher.”  – Linsley Pietsch, Spaceport Operations, NASA

“The best part was receiving tools that we can use to help us with change management in the future.   Mark was fantastic!”  

Marlene Stanger, Operations Lead, Monsanto. | Watch their video testimonial here

“Mark did a fabulous job! “Hilarious, interactive, energetic and great content!” – Beena Patel, Event Producer, Unify Credit Union

“Thought-provoking and dynamic.  Moving and powerful. Remarkable energy. Mark was inspiring and kept the audience charged.” – Al-Noor Moosa, Manager, PWC

“Dr. Mark really reached new heights in change management!”  – Saif Al Abr, Senior Manager, Omantel, Oman

“Dr. Mark DeVolder has tremendous charisma and made his message so powerful that we will all benefit from it!”  Paul Gregorowitsch CEO, Oman Air